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  • On Writing History from Herodotus to Herodian by John Marincola
    On Writing History from Herodotus to Herodian (English, Paperback) John Marincola

    What is history and how should it be written? An important new anthology containing the seminal texts on the writing of history in the ancient world...

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  • New Directions in Social and Cultural History by Sasha Handley
    New Directions in Social and Cultural History (English, Paperback) Sasha Handley

    What does it mean to be a social and cultural historian today? In the wake of the 'cultural turn', and in an age of digital and public history, what challenges and opportunities await historians in the early 21st century? In this exciting new text, leading historians reflect on key developments in their fields and argue for a range of 'new directions' in social and cultural history. Focusing on...

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  • The Muqaddimah by Ibn Khaldun
    The Muqaddimah (English, Paperback) Ibn Khaldun

    The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English...

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  • The Uses and Abuses of History by Professor Margaret MacMillan
    The Uses and Abuses of History (Paperback) Professor Margaret MacMillan

    Abuses of history can have dire consequences - look at Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Margaret MacMillan's argument for why history matters shows how treating the past with respect can lead us to a better understanding with the present.

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  • AQA A-level History Coursework Workbook: Component 3 Historical investigation (non-exam assessment) by Keith Milne
    AQA A-level History Coursework Workbook: Component 3 Historical investigation (non-exam assessment) (Paperback) Keith Milne

    Maximise your chance of coursework success; this AQA A-level History Workbook breaks the non-examined assessment down into manageable steps, builds the required skills and tracks students' progress at every stage.

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  • The Allure of Battle by Cathal J. Nolan
    The Allure of Battle (English, Hardback) Cathal J. Nolan

    The Allure of Battle is an accessible, provocative, and entertaining book that illuminates fresh debate about the conduct of warfare and the character of battle for readers of military history.

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  • The Past Is a Foreign Country - Revisited by David Lowenthal
    The Past Is a Foreign Country - Revisited (English, Paperback) David Lowenthal

    A completely updated new edition of David Lowenthal's classic account of how we reshape the past to serve present needs.

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  • Sediments of Time by Reinhart Koselleck
    Sediments of Time (English, Paperback) Reinhart Koselleck

    This new collection of previously untranslated essays by renowned German conceptual historian and theorist Reinhart Koselleck provides new insight into his theory of history, an ambitious attempt to unearth the conditions of all possible histories.

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  • What Is Global History? by Sebastian Conrad
    What Is Global History? (English, Paperback) Sebastian Conrad

    Until very recently, historians have looked at the past with the tools of the nineteenth century. But globalization has fundamentally altered our ways of knowing, and it is no longer possible to study nations in isolation or to understand world history as emanating from the West. This book reveals why the discipline of global history has emerged as the most dynamic and innovative field in...

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  • Studying History by Donald M. MacRaild
    Studying History (English, Paperback) Donald M. MacRaild, Jeremy Black

    This best-selling guide will help you get to grips with the larger themes and issues behind historical study, while also showing you how to formulate your own ideas in a clear, analytical style.

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  • Public History by Faye Sayer
    Public History (English, Paperback) Faye Sayer

    Public History: A Practical Guide explores history in the public sphere and examines the variety of skills that historians require in the practice of public history. It discusses how through various mediums of interpretation and presentation a range of actors, which include museums, archives, government agencies, community history societies and the media and digital media, make history accessible...

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  • The South African Gandhi by Ashwin Desai
    The South African Gandhi (English, Paperback) Ashwin Desai, Goolem Vahed

    In the pantheon of freedom fighters, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi has pride of place. His fame and influence extend far beyond India and are nowhere more significant than in South Africa. "India gave us a Mohandas, we gave them a Mahatma," goes a popular South African refrain. Contemporary South African leaders, including Mandela, have consistently lauded him as being part of the epic battle to...

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  • Research Methods for History by Lucy Faire
    Research Methods for History (English, Paperback) Lucy Faire

    Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide.

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  • Fall of the Roman Republic by Plutarch
    Fall of the Roman Republic (English, Paperback) Plutarch

    Taken from the "Lives", a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection describes the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157-43 BC. Deeply influential on Shakespeare and many other later writers, the works explore corruption, decadence, and the struggle for ultimate power.

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  • Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture by Claudio Fogu
    Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture (English, Hardback) Claudio Fogu

    Probing the Ethics of Holocaust Culture is a reappraisal of the controversies that have shaped Holocaust studies since the 1980s. Historians, artists, and writers question if and why the Holocaust should remain the ultimate test case for ethics and a unique reference point for how we understand genocide and crimes against humanity.

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  • The Craft of International History by Marc Trachtenberg
    The Craft of International History (English, Paperback) Marc Trachtenberg

    A practical guide to the historical study of international politics, this book focuses on the basics of historical research on how to use original sources, analyze and interpret historical works, and actually write a work of history. It includes two appendixes that provide important sources and examples relevant to this area.

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  • Thinking About History by Sarah Maza
    Thinking About History (English, Paperback) Sarah Maza

    Thinking about History is a general introduction to historical studies that explores what's special about history as a discipline. Sarah Maza revels in history's eclecticism and highlights the inherent tensions and regular controversies that shape it. With the classroom in mind, she organized her text around a series of big questions through which she discusses various themes, works, and schools of history. She asks, for example, whose history do we write, and how does writing about different people affect what stories get told, and how they are told? Her questions gather together topics for discussion but no definitive answers, and she enlivens her writing with plenty of concrete examples drawn from the work of historians in a wide variety of fields. Based on the premise that much of the excitement about history comes from the controversies, substantive and methodological, that it ignites, this book is designed as a contribution to the urgent task of keeping those arguments alive.

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  • Telling It Like It Wasn't by Catherine Gallagher
    Telling It Like It Wasn't (English, Paperback) Catherine Gallagher

    In Telling It Like It Wasn't, Catherine Gallagher takes the history of counterfactual history seriously, pinning it down as an object of dispassionate study.

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  • The Classical Debt by Johanna Hanink
    The Classical Debt (English, Hardback) Johanna Hanink

    "Greek debt means one thing to the country's creditors. But for millions who prize culture over capital, it means the symbolic debt we owe Greece for democracy, philosophy, mathematics, and fine art. Johanna Hanink shows that our idealized image of ancient Greece dangerously shapes our view of the country's economic hardship and refugee crisis.

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  • Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict by Norman G. Finkelstein
    Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict (English, Paperback) Norman G. Finkelstein

    First published in 1995, this polemical study challenges accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new edition re-examines popular images in the light of the current failures of the peace process.

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